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Batman: The Movie (1966)

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The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.

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Lorenzo Semple Jr., Bob Kane (based upon the characters created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adam West ... Batman / Bruce Wayne
Burt Ward ... Robin / Dick Grayson
Lee Meriwether ... The Catwoman / Kitka
Cesar Romero ... The Joker
Burgess Meredith ... The Penguin
Frank Gorshin ... The Riddler
Alan Napier ... Alfred
Neil Hamilton ... Commissioner Gordon
Stafford Repp ... Chief O'Hara
Madge Blake ... Aunt Harriet Cooper
Reginald Denny ... Commodore Schmidlapp
Milton Frome ... Vice Admiral Fangschliester
Gil Perkins ... Bluebeard
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... Morgan
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Quetch
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Storyline

The arch-villains of the United Underworld - the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler and the Catwoman - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a dehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the nine Security Council members in the United World Building into nine vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missiles to force the submarine to surface. Written by Aaron Handy III <ah07@gnofn.org>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$1,377,800 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was originally intended to be an introduction to the TV series. When the series wound up being produced and aired months ahead of schedule, the movie was made to cash in on the show's popularity. See more »

Goofs

The dehydrated members of the security council were of different sizes of sand when they were dehydrated. However, when Batman & Robin rehydrate them - all the sand is of equal volume. It changes back to unequal when they are in their chairs at the UN building. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: This yacht is bringing a revolutionary scientific invention to Gotham City. On a peaceful afternoon motor ride, millionaire Bruce Wayne and his youthful ward Dick Grayson have been summoned back to Wayne Manor by an urgent but anonymous call for help; the invention *and* its custodian are reported in grave danger aboard the yacht! Never ones to shirk responsibility, Bruce and Dick, with characteristic speed and resolve, descend promptly into The Batcave, and then, as they have done...
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The film ends with THE END, then it suddenly changes to THE LIVING END.....? See more »

Alternate Versions

Some American TV prints omit the sequence showing Batman and Robin driving the Batmobile down a boat dock to reach the Batboat (including a gag showing them using another set of batpoles to get down to sea level). See more »

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What great special effects!
17 November 2003 | by emilie8605See all my reviews

If no one else has commented on the great effects, then i will. KABLAM! POW! BOOM! The effects were really funny and the evil villians teaming up together against batman and robin was a genius idea on the writers part! I always will and still do find robin cuter than batman. The riddler's jokes were really tacky, but i know i never would've came up with those jokes in a million years! i'll just stick with the jokes from the laffy taffy wrappers! (LOL) The movie was great and i strongly recommend it if you want to see batmans funny side and see the caped crusader attempt to battle all the evil forces of gotham city! (A- B+)


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